YEMEN Press Agency

Demonstration in Abyan demands ending illegal levies

ABYAN, Jun. 24 (YPA) – Angry citizens took to the streets in the city of Ahwar in Abyan province, southern Yemen, to protest against illegal levies imposed by Islah Party’s militias loyal to Saudi-led coalition.

The demonstrators roamed the city’s streets, chanting slogans and raising banners rejecting the illegal levies that were imposed on the owners of oil derivatives tankers and trucks loaded with food commodities.

The protesters demanded an end to the robbery of Ahwar’s revenues by influential people coming from outside the district.

Islah party’s militants controlled the Ahwar district in mid-March through a military campaign, after the Southern Transitional Council (STC) withdrew from the city because of Al-Qaeda attacks.